New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 11-Sep-2018 to 25-Sep-2018 (EST)
  • PI- Law Ethics and Psychiatry
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $15.90 - $17.77 depending on experience
  • Hourly
  • Hourly

This is a position for part-time (15-20 hours per week). Expected effort may increase during the months of May-August to enhance the outcomes of the research project.

The primary objectives of the current position are to provide research assistance for a study that will:
a) Enhance understanding of factors that impact judicial decision-making in litigation involving persons with psychiatric disorders, and
b) Enhance understanding of the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of the use of genetic data in non-medical settings

Job responsibilities will consist of quantitative data analysis, academic literature review, and assistance with manuscript preparation.

For this position, we seek an applicant with biostatical expertise (MA, PhD or other equivalent statistics degrees) or who is enrolled such programs and is familiar with statistical research and analysis. Familiarity with legal research is a plus.

A successful candidate will have experience conducting statistical research, including data cleaning, code, reproducibility, strong data analysis skills and experience in preparing manuscripts. Preference will be given to those with experience using SPSS software and analysis of Implicit Association Test (IAT). In addition, experience with accessing legal scholarship on judicial proceedings will be helpful.

Minimum Qualifications:
MA or PhD in social sciences, public health or other related field (JD student and applicants enrolled in such programs possible)
Proven experience in data analysis skills, SPSS (preferably) and IAT
Attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills, and maintaining timely and responsive communication with project team and collaborators;
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population
Ability to work well independently, complete assignments in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple tasks to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines


Preferred Qualifications:

Related research experience (legal databases, ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics)
Interest in law/ public policy, mental health, and disability research.

To apply:   Submit an application with cover letter and resume by September 25, 2018 through our website Only applications submitted through the RFMH website will be accepted.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA  41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.



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